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Jerusalem – Yair Netanyahu Says He’d ‘prefer’ If ‘all The Muslims Leave The Land Of Israel’

December 14, 2018 at 03:30 PM
Jerusalem - Yair Netanyahu said there would not be peace in the land of Israel until either all the Jews or all the Muslims leave — and he would prefer the latter. The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted the comment on Facebook on Thursday: “There will not be peace here until: All the Jews leave the land of Israel. All the Muslims leave the land of Israel. “I...

Washington – Chris Christie Pulls Out Of Trump’s White House Chief Of Staff Race

December 14, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Washington - Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, considered one of President Donald Trump's top candidates for White House chief of staff, abruptly withdrew from consideration on Friday, saying now is not the right time for him to take the job. The decision leaves the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as two top...

New York – Facebook Says Bug May Have Exposed User Photos To Developers

December 14, 2018 at 02:25 PM
New York - Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for. The company said Friday that the bug affected 6.8 million people who used Facebook to log in to other services and granted permission for third-party apps to access the photos for 12 days in September. The bug has been fixed. Generally when people give...

New York – NYC Health Department Publishes Illustrated Novella About The Colonoscopy Preparation And Procedure Process

December 14, 2018 at 02:00 PM
New York - – The Health Department today published a new illustrated novella about the preparation process and procedure for colonoscopies. The novella, Preparing for a Colonoscopy: Sandra’s Story, follows a woman as she prepares for a colonoscopy – she consumes a liquid diet, avoids opaque liquids, and coordinates with someone to pick her up after the surgery. The novella will be...

New York – Vitaminwater Is Offering $100,000 If You Can Stay Off Smartphones For A Year

December 14, 2018 at 01:30 PM
New York - Do you think you could without your smartphone for a whole day? How about a whole year? Vitamin Water is willing to bet you can’t do it. CNBC is reporting, that the company unveiled a challenge for 2019 with an award of $100,000 to a person who can go without their smartphone for 365 days. You can enter the contest by sharing on Instagram or Twitter why you feel you’re up...

Warsaw – Historian Aims To Help Create Key Holocaust Museum In Warsaw

December 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Warsaw - The Warsaw Ghetto Museum should be an ambitious state-of-the art facility —"the major Holocaust museum in Poland" — when it opens in 2023, its newly appointed chief historian said Friday. The Polish government announced plans in March to create a museum dedicated to the Jews who were imprisoned in the Warsaw ghetto and then tortured and murdered by German forces during their...

Los Angeles – Reuters: J&J Knew For Decades That Asbestos Lurked In Its Baby Powder

December 14, 2018 at 12:27 PM
Los Angeles - Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a signature of exposure to asbestos. And she knew it afflicted mostly men who inhaled asbestos dust in mines and industries such as shipbuilding that used the...

Jerusalem – A Soldier’s Death Brings Grief To Israeli Army’s Fervently Religious Battalion

December 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Jerusalem - “Yosef! Yosef!” wailed Rabbi Eliyahu Meirav, calling out the name of his stepson lying covered in a shroud on the marble slab before him. “You were righteous. I didn’t want to believe it. You were all heart, completely pure, a holy and wonderful boy.” As he broke down in tears, the grieving father was joined by the sobs of those in the crowd, which included a mix of...

Washington – Congressional Gold Medal To Be Awarded Posthumously To Assassinated Egyptian President

December 14, 2018 at 11:33 AM
Washington - 40 years after Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begun signed the Camp David Accords, leading to an unprecedented peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, legislation recognizing Sadat for taking historic strides to end decades of enmity in the Middle East was signed into law Thursday by President Donald Trump. The Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration...

Washington – 7-year-old Migrant Girl Held At US Border Dies In Custody

December 14, 2018 at 11:15 AM
Washington - A 7-year-old girl picked up with her father and dozens of other migrants along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border suffered seizures and spiked a high fever in immigration custody and later died, federal officials said. An autopsy was scheduled to try to determine what killed the girl, who appeared to be dehydrated and suffering from shock and apparently had not had...

West Bank – Palestinian Police End Hamas’ West Bank Protest

December 14, 2018 at 10:49 AM
West Bank - Palestinian police have cracked down on a Hamas protest in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, beating demonstrators with batons and throwing stun grenades. Some 50 Hamas activists confronted Palestinian forces after Muslim prayers on Friday, as the militant group marked the 31st anniversary of their establishment. An Associated Press cameraman said Palestinian police...

Nicosia – Cyprus Bills Jews $6,000 For Hanukkah Events’ Security Costs

December 14, 2018 at 10:45 AM
Nicosia - Government officials in Cyprus billed the local Jewish community more than $6,000 for security costs during Hanukkah celebrations. The Dec. 4 bill was sent to the Cypriot Jewish Community last week in connection with their holding candle lighting ceremonies in Cyprus, the Brussels-based European Jewish Association revealed. Not all member states of the European Union, to which...

Paris – French Jewish Cemetery Desecrated With Swastikas

December 14, 2018 at 10:05 AM
Paris - A ceremony has taken place at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France where 37 gravestones and a monument to Holocaust victims were sprayed with anti-Semitic graffiti. Interior minister Christophe Castaner was among the participants at the Herrlisheim cemetery, near the French city of Strasbourg, for Friday's event to denounce anti-Semitism and remember Holocaust victims. The...

Washington – Trump’s Search For A New Chief Of Staff Has Reality TV Feel

December 14, 2018 at 09:41 AM
Washington - Serious contenders are hiding from view. Celebrity hangers-on are applying via Twitter. Fresh names circulate practically on the hour. And the man in charge is stoking much of the confusion. President Donald Trump's hunt for a new chief of staff has taken on the feel of a reality TV show. No leading name has emerged in the days since Trump's preferred candidate to replace John...

Mays Al-jabal, Lebanon – Lebanese Wary As Israel Destroys Hezbollah Border Tunnels

December 14, 2018 at 09:21 AM
Mays Al-jabal, Lebanon - As Israeli excavators dug into the rocky hills along the frontier with a Lebanese village, a crowd of young Lebanese men gathered to watch. The mood was light as the crowd observed what Israel says is a military operation — dubbed "Northern Shield" — aimed at destroying attack tunnels built by the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. The young men posed for selfies, with...

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